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Viber Company presentation

  1. 1. by Evan Hsu
  2. 2. What Do They Do? • Messaging and VoIP • Calls and Texts to Viber Users for Free • ViberOut: Low Rate Calling
  3. 3. Company History • Founded in 2010 by: Talmon Marco, Igor Megzinik • December 2010 - Initial launch for iPhone • May 2011 - Android pre-release appeared • May 2012 - Blackberry & Windows Phone launch • Feb. 2014 - acquired by Rakuten for $900 million
  4. 4. Financial Information • No revenue initially • Revenue source: Sticker Market & Viber Out • Viber bought by Rakuten for $900M • Rakuten valued at $17.96B • Rakuten generated $5.1B in revenue
  5. 5. What’s Hot? • Viber Sticker Market • 90% of stickers are free
  6. 6. Secret Sauce • Easy setup • Free VoIP calls (including internationally) • No Ads
  7. 7. What’s Interesting? Cyprus Israel China Belarus Talmon & Igor
  8. 8. Competition • Initially Competing with Skype • Asian Competition: WeChat & Line • Other Competitor: WhatsApp
  9. 9. Prediction • WhatsApp, WeChat, Line & more… • Previously lost e-reader battle to Kindle “The goal is to reach one billion, two billion users, not to stop yet,” -Mikitani, Rakuten CEO
  10. 10. Q&A

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